Sunday, 7 June 2009

Victorian Engineering

Here are some shots of steam engines that where at the open farm day near where i live and apart from the rain a great day was had by all.
Now the reason I'm posting these pics apart from them being awesome engines is the fantastic livery that they are wearing and I'm thinking this would be good refs for my Victorian moon lander. Hahaha you all thought i'd gone crazy and decided to ditch the sci fi models and start on traction engines lol.
No this was one of those light bulb moments as i stood looking at them in the poring rain, The Victorians loved to paint there creations in these rich colours and detailing and this would extend to there efforts to put a man on the moon.

In the pic below you can see it really was poring down with rain or i would have got lots more pics. My love of traction engines is partly due to watching the late great Fred Dibnah and also my God father had an old engine stood out side his blacksmiths shop for as long as i can remember.

Anyway which should i use as a guide to my painting of the moon lander, Dragon! pride of the fens or the more plane looking but no less awesome Invicta (green and brass with yellow detail)
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